Crosspoint Christian School

Statement of Faith

 

We, Crosspoint Christian, believe the Bible sets forth a worldview that must inform and direct the study of every subject.  Since God is the creator, (John 1:3) and He is the Truth (Exodus 34:6, John 14:6), His word, found in the Bible, is our primary written text.  All that is true comes from Him; Therefore, we believe all subjects must be taught from His perspective. The Word of God teaches that parents are responsible for the education of their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Ephesians 6:4). Crosspoint Christian desires to be a trusted partner in this process. Those attending Crosspoint Christian and their families need not subscribe to all the beliefs outlined here. However, the enrollment process assumes the understanding that students will be taught all subjects in alignment with this biblical worldview.

Scripture

We believe the Bible is God’s absolute, objective truth for all people for all time (Hebrews 13:8). It is without error (Psalm 19:7, Luke 16:17), and that all 66 books of the Bible are the inspired Word of God, written through the various literary styles and personalities of the human authors (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 2:21). The Bible is the final authority in the life of the Christian (Matthew 5:8, 2 Timothy 3:16-17), and it is only rightly applied through the guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians. 2:12-14,  2 Peter 1:20,1 John 2:27).

God

We believe in one personal, transcendent, living God (Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalms 83:18, James 2:19). God is all powerful (Romans 1:20, Hebrews 1:3), all knowing (Romans 11:33, 1 John 3:20,), and present everywhere (Psalms 139:7-10, Proverbs 15:3, Matthew 18:20).  God does eternally exist in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are equal in nature, attributes, and perfections (Matthew 28:19, John 10:31,

 2 Corinthians 2:10-11, Philippians 2:5-6).

The Father

We believe in God the Father who is an infinite, personal spirit — perfect in all of His attributes, who is one in undivided essence and being with the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, John 15:26, 1 Cor. 3:16).  He is the creator, sustainer, and sovereign ruler of all things (Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:28). The Father adopts as His own, through Jesus Christ, those who have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (John 3:16-18, 6:44, Romans 8:23, 3:26).

Jesus Christ the Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is the one and only eternal Son of God, who at the right time was revealed as God in the flesh, who is also one in undivided essence and being with the Father and the Holy Spirit (John 1:1-5, 14).  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born through the Virgin Mary — fully God and fully man (Luke 1:35, Colossians 1:19, 2:9).  He lived a sinless life, fulfilled the law of righteousness, and voluntarily offered Himself on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for sin (Isaiah 53:12, 2:8, Hebrews 4:15, 12:2). He was physically raised on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father and will physically return.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is one in undivided essence and being with the Father and the Son, who was sent by God the Father and the Son after the physical resurrection of Christ to be our helper. (John 14:26) The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ and implements Christ’s work of redemption and salvation (John 3:5, 15:26, 16:8-11, Acts 1:5, 1 Corinthians 12:13). The Spirit regenerates, convicts, baptizes, and indwells all believers at the point of salvation, progressively sanctifying, leading, and interceding for believers as he empowers them for Godly service and living. His presence in the believer is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit (Exodus 31:3, Mark 1:8, John 3:5, Acts 2:17-18, 19:5-6, Romans 5:5, 8:26-27, Ephesians. 2:22).

Sin

We believe that sin is any action, inaction or attitude that is contrary to God’s written Word. Sin entered the world through the original sin of Adam. Through his choice, all of humanity is born into sin and thus has a sinful nature, needing a savior from the wrath of God (Psalms 51:5, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:23-26, 5:12, 6:23).

Salvation and the Gospel

The Gospel is the good news of salvation for all.   Salvation comes to all those who believe and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Romans 10:9-10). We believe and affirm that there is one way to salvation — through Jesus Christ (John 14:6,10:1-10). Any message that adds to or subtracts from the biblical message of the Gospel is a false gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-2). The biblical Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ took on flesh to fulfill the law and to die an undeserved death in order to act as a substitute for the sins of all mankind.  Jesus was resurrected from the grave, ascended to Heaven to take his rightful place next to God the Father where He intercedes for us today. All of those who place their faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ will not be lost but be born again to eternal life with God. We believe all Christians have been commissioned in sharing the good news with every people, tribe, tongue, and nation. (Matt. 28:16-20, John 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Heb. 7:25, 1 John 5:12).

Heaven and Hell

We believe that Heaven is the place of eternal reward and worship in God’s presence for those who place their faith in Christ. Hell is the place of eternal conscious punishment for those who have rejected the Gospel, rejecting Jesus as Savior (Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:31-46, John 10:28, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 14:10-11, 22:3-5).

Humanity

We believe that humanity, male and female, is sacred in God’s eyes and was uniquely created by Him, in His image and for His glory (Genesis 1:26, 2:7 & 22, 5:1-2).  After sin entered the world, humans still possess the image of God, though it is tainted and hidden by their sinful nature (Genesis 9:6, 1 Corinthians 11:7, James 3:9). God's will for humanity is that they love the Lord with all of their heart, mind, soul and strength, and love their neighbors as themselves (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:30-31).

Gender

We believe that God created two absolute genders, male and female.  These two wonderful and distinct complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-28, Matthew 19:4). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the intent of how God created that person.

Marriage

We believe that marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union reflecting Christ’s marriage to His bride, the Church (Genesis 2:24, Mark 12:25, Ephesians 5:31).

Sexuality

God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5-6, 1 Corinthians 7:2, Hebrews 13:4).  Any form of sexual immorality defined by Scripture (e.g. adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, incest, the use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 5:27-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Ephesians 5:3-5, Colossians 3:5, 1 Peter 2:11).

Sanctity of All Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image.  Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other state or condition from conception through natural death. We are called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalms 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17).